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DoD saving CBP's bottom line

A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Tags: CBP , DHS , DoD , GAO , SBINet , Paul Stockton , Candice Miller , Richard Stana , Mark Borkowski , House Homeland Security Committee , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:38pm EST
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Moran: Budget cuts to force out 'best and brightest' feds

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) expressed frustration with the "dysfunctional" state of Congress today, blaming lawmakers who he said shouldn't be legislating in the first place.

Tags: Jim Moran , Congress , House , supercommittee , pay and benefits , In Depth , management , appropriations

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 04:08pm EST
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Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , supercommittee , deficit reduction , TechAmerica , DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Feds should plan for worst case scenario, expert says

Between ongoing 2012 budget negotiations and the automatic cuts triggered by the supercommittee, Steve Bell, senior director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Economic Policy Project, says this is as good as it's going to get for federal employees for the foreseeable future.

Tags: Steve Bell , Bipartisan Policy Center , supercommittee , Congress , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 11:00am EST
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Donahoe says bills 'do not come close' to saving the USPS

None of the legislation moving through Congress would provide the Postal Service the speed and flexibility it needs to cut annual costs by $20 billion, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said Monday. He said they would give USPS "a couple of years of profitability and at least many decades of steep losses." He argued for quicker resolution to the agency's cash crisis.

Tags: Pat Donahoe , USPS , Congress , Darrell Issa , Fred Rolando , National Association of Letter Carriers , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:05am EST
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Omnibus approach likely for remaining spending bills

Despite the successful passage last week of a small group of annual spending bills covering several federal agencies' 2012 budgets, Congress will likely fold the remaining bills into a single omnibus.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , appropriations , Erik Wasson , The Hill , continuing resolution , omnibus spending bill , minibus spending bill , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/21/2011, 06:24am EST

Gansler testifies on effects of DoD's $450B in cuts

Jack Gansler is director of the Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy and former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.

Tags: Jack Gansler , DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Friday - 11/18/2011, 06:53pm EST
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